The Writer’s Chronicle Features Archive

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Article Date Author Name

An Interview with Nick Hornby

February 2003

Tom DeMarchi

The Postmodern Memoir

March/April 2012

Hugh Ryan

The Absence of Their Presence: Mythic Character in Fiction

December 2011

Steven Schwartz

Self-Awareness & Self-Deception: Beyond the Unreliable Narrator

May/Summer 2011

Sarah Stone

Poetry & Memorability

December 2010

Mark Irwin

How We Are Changed by the Rhythms of Poetry

September 2009

Karin de Weille

Silence & Storytelling

February 2009

Alice Mattison

Elegy for Desire: Luis Omar Salinas 1937-2008

October/November 2008

Christopher Buckley

The Meandering River: An Overview of the Subgenres of Creative Nonfiction

September 2008

Sue William Silverman

On Difficulty in Poetry

May/Summer 2008

Reginald Shepherd

Time's Harrow: A Study in the Nature of Time and Fiction

December 2006

Brian Tierney

An Interview with Rita Dove

October/November 2005

Elizabeth Alexander

Peering at Privacy in Creative Nonfiction

September 2004

Kaylene Johnson

An Interview with Ai

December 2003

Tomas Q. Morin

Telescope, Well Bucket, Furnace: Poetry Beyond the Classroom

March/April 2003

Jane Hirshfield

A Conversation with Dorothy Allison

October/November 2002

Renée Olander

Ghost Writing

September 2002

Barbara Feinman Todd

Poetry and Survival

September 2002

Gregory Orr

An Interview with Li-Young Lee

May/Summer 2002

Marie Jordan

Interview of T. Coraghessan Boyle

October/November 2001

Liam Callanan

Bend Sinister: A Handbook for Writers

October/November 2000

Alice McDermott

From Long Shots to X-Rays: Distance & Point of View in Fiction Writing

September 2000

David Jauss

Hall's Index

May/Summer 1998

Donald Hall

Whole Sight: Notes on New Black Fiction

February 1985

Charles Johnson

Chronicler, Risk-Taker, Breaker Of Silence: An Interview with Camille T. Dungy

May/Summer 2014

Leslie McGrath

Books and Islands: On Reading Lawrence Durrell in Greece

May/Summer 2014

Linda Lappin

Paintings in Fiction: Ten Lessons From the Masters of Ekphrasis

May/Summer 2014

Stephanie Coyne DeGhett

Not Releasing the Genie: On the Poetry of Stuff vs. The Poetry of Knowledge

May/Summer 2014

David Wojahn

Why Do We Write?

May/Summer 2014

Annie Proulx

Hello I Must Be Going: The Poetry of Farewell

May/Summer 2014

Daniel Tobin

The Last Word: Demystifying the Writing Process

May/Summer 2014

Bernard Cooper

A Conversation with John Edgar Wideman & Suketu Mehta

May/Summer 2014

Sejal Shah

And, Lovely, Learn by Going: Sestina and Villanelle—Poetry’s Lovely Ugly Sisters

March/April 2014

Lucinda Roy

Making Sense of a Sense of Place

March/April 2014

Cynthia Neely

An Interview with Richard Bausch

March/April 2014

Sarah Anne Johnson

Je Suis Ein Americano: The Genius of American Diction

March/April 2014

Tony Hoagland

An Interview with Wanda Coleman

March/April 2014

Natasha Sajé

Knocking the World Askew

March/April 2014

Amy Hassinger

Is and Isn’t: Literary Upheavals in the Post-Real Landscape

March/April 2014

Chris Gavaler

Wear the Day Well: An Interview with Sonia Sanchez

February 2014

Remica Bingham

Printers, Bookleggers, and ‘Spicy’ Books: James Joyce in the Book Industry

February 2014

Patrick Coleman

Truthtelling and More: Voice and Context in the Poetry of Tony Hoagland

February 2014

Katie Sheehan

Walk Through Darkness: An Interview with David Anthony Durham

February 2014

Hunter Liguore

Mess and Mayhem: The Plural Histories of Collaborative Writing

February 2014

Ravi Shankar

The Quick and the Dead: An Energy Crisis in Poetry

February 2014

Charles Harper Webb

The Last Word: The Indelible Image

February 2014

Benjamin Percy

I Set Out to See if I Could Breathe on my Own: An Interview with Linda Gregerson

December 2013

Brian Brodeur

Mindfulness and Memoir

December 2013

Julie Wittes Schlack

Stephen Dunn, the Ice Traveler, & the Other

December 2013

Andrea Hollander

Revolutionary Shoes: On Activism & Art An Interview with Diane Lefer

December 2013

Natasha Sajé

Stevie Smith's Facebook Problem

December 2013

Martha Cooley

Icons of the Everyday: Postcard Sleight of Hand & the Short Story

December 2013

Stephanie Coyne DeGhett

The Last Word: My Listening Was Mumbling

December 2013

Bob Hicok

The Golden Pelt: Berryman & the Fame Equation

October/November 2013

Michael Shou-Yung Shum

Hearkee, Ye Raskal! Hear Me, Sirrah: The Conundrum of Dialogue in Historical Fiction

October/November 2013

Larry Feign

Marianne Moore & the Politesse of Protest

October/November 2013

Joy Ladin

More: An Interview with Jane Hirshfield

October/November 2013

Amy Pence

The Changing Publishing Landscape

October/November 2013

Ronald Goldfarb

Economy, Intensity, & Ferocity: The Poems of R.S. Thomas

October/November 2013

Stephen Dobyns

A Spiral Walk Through the Golden Mean: A Foray into the Structure of Thought & Invention

October/November 2013

Leslie Ullman

An Inteview with Kristen Iversen

October/November 2013

Cassandra Kircher

Thomas James and Lucien Stryk: “and you / My first live poet”

Online-only Exclusives

Susan Azar Porterfield

Let Me Think About That: The Memoirist as Ruminant

September 2013

Joyce Dyer

Re(In)fusing Heaven

September 2013

Richard Jackson

Endlessly Branching: An Interview with Arthur Sze

September 2013

Andy Fogle

After Sebald

September 2013

Sabina Murray

The News From Joan: An Interview with Joan Wickersham

September 2013

Amy Yelin

Greatness Has a Defender: Robert Bly in the Twenty-First Century

September 2013

Norman Minnick

We Do Regret Having to Advise You…

September 2013

Harry W. Pope

How to Put Words in Someone’s Mouth: Teaching the Dramatic Monologue

Online-only Exclusives

Benjamin S. Grossberg

Not for the Faint of Heart: Bonnie Jo Campbell on Writing

May/Summer 2012

Heather Sappenfield

What Writers Need to Know About Electronic Publishing

May/Summer 2012

Ronald Goldfarb

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Abstraction?: Modes of Conveying Emotion

May/Summer 2012

David Jauss

Memoir: It Has to be True: An Interview with James Brown

May/Summer 2012

Duff Brenna

Audrey Niffenegger on Point of View—How to Choose and Use It: An Interview

May/Summer 2013

Liz Radford

Humanitarians at the Grate: The Writing Group at Graterford Maximum Security Prison

May/Summer 2013

Thomas E. Kennedy

Halfway to Symbol—Andrew Hudgins on American Violence, His Newfound Love of Rhyme, & The Writing of Lasting Works: A Conversation

May/Summer 2013

Andrewy McFadyen-Ketchum

The Partial Glimpse: Perspective & Dynamic Plotting

May/Summer 2013

Catherine Brady

Power of the Word—Foreign Influences

May/Summer 2013

Jessica Chace

Shine in that Vivid Isolation: A Case Study of the Ghazal in the Contemporary American Lyric

May/Summer 2013

Tyler Mills

Teeming with Villains & Villainesses or Taking Sides

May/Summer 2013

Sarah Stone

An Interview with Sue Wootton

May/Summer 2013

Usha Akella

On Convention

March/April 2013

Margot Singer

An Interview with Kim Barnes

March/April 2013

Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum

Poetic Housing: Shifting Parts & Changing Wholes

March/April 2013

Tony Hoagland

Balancing Craft & Commitment: Writing Political Fiction

March/April 2013

Rosellen Brown, Tracy Daugherty, & Ellen Meeropol

Consociational Poetics: An Interview with Anne Waldman

March/April 2013

Renée Olander

Homo Sapiens vs. Homo Fictus Or Why a Lot of Knowledge Can Be a Dangerous Thing Too

March/April 2013

David Jauss

An Interview with Gerald Stern

March/April 2013

Dean Young

Nathaniel Hawthorne as Writing Instructor

February 2013

Nancy Bunge

Fearless Asymmetry: How Poems Begin

February 2013

Sharon Dolin

The Changing Publishing Landscape

February 2013

Ronald Goldfarb

Imagination & Memory: An Interview with Afaa Michael Weaver

February 2013

Rafael Otto

Surprise as Method & Mystique: The Astonishing Technique of Chris Adrian

February 2013

Jacob M. Appel

Philip Levine & the Extensive Poem: "Jewish Graveyards, Italy"

February 2013

Richard Jackson

A Heartbeat that Pounds the Head: An Interview with Juliana Baggott

February 2013

Sarah Layden

Life is Short: Art is Shorter

February 2013

David Shields & Elizabeth Cooperman

Geography of Genre: Authors Working in Both Prose & Poetry

December 2012

Jessica Day

Middle Birth: The Novella as an Art Form

December 2012

Hunter Liguore

R.T. Smith & Steve Scafidi: Two Poets Talk

December 2012

Lana White Austin

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